R&D news updates

On this page, you can find all of the R&D news updates since March 2021.

May 2, 2022 | ARVO Meeting 2022

We are very excited that our colleagues Esther Groeneveld-van Beek, Alina Miron and Indre Vasiliauskaite are sharing our research at the ARVO 2022 in Denver. Alina and Indre are looking forward to inspiring discussions during their poster presentations and Esther will give an online presentation with the latest update on laser-assisted Bowman layer preparation. Click here to read more

April 11, 2022 | Power List Ophthalmology 2022

The NIIOS team is very proud that Gerrit Melles was again selected to be part of the 2022 Power List. This annual list is provided by ‘The Ophthalmologist’ to acknowledge the achievements of the most influential figures in ophthalmology.

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April 4, 2022 | Expertise List Corneal Endothelium

We feel very honoured that NIIOS is listed as a top-ranking expertise center for the corneal endothelium. At NIIOS we are dedicated to learn more about endothelial cells every day and to share this knowledge with the cornea community so that we can improve treatment options and patients’ vision. We are very proud of our unique team that makes this possible! Click here to read more

March 25, 2022 | Symposium on Innovations in Ophthalmology, March 2022

Dr. Viridiana Kocaba presented our work on Bowman layer onlay transplantation during the symposium on Innovations in Ophthalmology organized by the European Ophthalmology Institute in cooperation with AECOS.

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March 20, 2022 | GERSO Webinar March 2022

During the GERSO Webinar on corneal dystrophies, organized by Prof. Alío and Dr. Jacob, Dr. Viridiana Kocaba shared her expertise on Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.

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March 5, 2022 | EEBA Meeting 2022

Our eye bank team was well represented at the annual EEBA Meeting and was happy to share our work on graft quality and transplantation outcomes.

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December 1, 2021 | PhD Defence Lamis Baydoun

On December 1, Lamis Baydoun successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Leiden. Congratulations to Dr. Baydoun for her fantastic work and congratulations also to her promotors Prof. Martine Jager (Leiden University) and Dr. Gerrit Melles.

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November 17, 2021 | Bressler Prize 2020

On November 17, Gerrit Melles received the 2020 Bressler Prize in Vision Science for important advancements in the treatment of people with vision loss.

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November 12, 2021 | Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2021

We are honored that Viridiana Kocaba was part of the faculty at the Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2021 with her presentation on long-term DMEK outcomes.

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October 9, 2021 | ESCRS Congress 2021

ESCRS 2021 has been the first face-to-face meeting for most of us since a long time and was a fantastic opportunity to reconnect, to share and discuss our scientific and clinical work.

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October 7, 2021 | Visit by Prof. Martin Dirisamer

Our alumni fellow Martin Dirisamer joined us on October 7 as a wetlab course instructor sharing his experience with Bowman layer transplantation.

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September 30, 2021 | Dr. Dapena is leaving NIIOS

Dr. Dapena joined NIIOS in the pioneering DMEK times and became a world-renown DMEK surgeon. We would like to thank her for all her contributions to our work field!

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August 27, 2021 | SOG Congress 2021

Esther Groeneveld-van Beek shared her ‘Insights in Bowman Layer Transplantation’ during the ‘Eye banking and tissue transplantation’ symposium at the Annual Swiss Ophthalmology Congress.

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June 30, 2021 | ECD and DMEK Graft Survival

Low 6-month ECD negatively effects DMEK graft survival in eyes with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy: Grafts with 6-month ECD of less than 800 cells/mm2 have higher failure rates whereas grafts with higher 6-month ECD show good long-term outcomes. Find more details on this study in our Ophthalmology publication.

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June 1, 2021 | DMEK Graft Cell Viability

Our findings on how graft preparation and storage effects endothelial cell density and viability of DMEK grafts have just been published in Current Eye Research.

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May 29, 2021 | NIIOS Cornea Evening

It was a pleasure to actively contribute to the NIIOS Cornea Evening on May 29 with presentations and discussions along with international colleagues.

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May 10, 2021 | SFO Meeting 2021

Viridiana Kocaba and Keamela Vasanthananthan talked at the SFO meeting about ‘Rebel Grafts’ and ‘Effect of Phacoemulsification after DMEK’.

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May 10, 2021 | Guest Editorial JCRS

In a Guest Editorial of the May 2021 issue of JCRS, Dr. Melles highlights the developments in endothelial keratoplasty over the last two decades.

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May 10, 2021 | ARVO Meeting 2021

Alina Miron shared part of our current research at the ARVO meeting 2021 and Viridiana Kocaba presented the latest results of experiments conducted at the Singapore Eye Institute.

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May 1, 2021 | NIIOS Cornea Evening – Live Online

We are looking forward to our NIIOS Cornea Evening on May 29 with exciting presentations from renowned international and NIIOS experts. Don’t wait to register!

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April 20, 2021 | Bowman Layer Onlay Grafting

The results of a first case series of five patients in which Bowman layer onlay grafting provided a corneal flattening of up to -5D has just been published.

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April 20, 2021 | Expertise Corneal Transplantation

We feel very honoured that NIIOS/MHR is listed as a top expertise institution for corneal transplantation in a recently published ranking!

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April 20, 2021 | Cell Replacement Therapies

In our recent review article, we focus on the latest developments in the field of endothelial cell replacement therapies.

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March 26, 2021 | Bowman Club Presentation

Our colleague Lydia van der Star gave a presentation on the outcomes of Bowman layer transplantation for advanced keratoconus at the online meeting of The Bowman Club.

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March 23, 2021 | NOG Congress 2021

Excited to share our latest results on DMEK and Bowman layer onlay transplantation during the 215th Congress of the Dutch Ophthalmological Society (NOG).

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March 23, 2021 | Phacoemulsification after DMEK?

In a recent study, we evaluated the incidence of cataract extraction after phakic DMEK and its effect on endothelial cell density.

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